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The Pentagon’S Bloated Budget Undermines American Democracy: 10/15/2021

Luke Savage - Jacobin

The Pentagon’s bloated budget is a colossal waste of resources that could be better used elsewhere. But it’s also an outrage to democracy.


Cbo Details How Pentagon Can Save $1 Trillion: 10/12/2021

Ken Silva - Epoch Times

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has released a report showing how the Pentagon can cut $1 trillion in spending by tweaking its national defense strategy.


As Cbo Shows How To Cut $1 Trillion From Pentagon, Progressives Urge Spending On 'True Security': 10/07/2021

Brett Wilkins - Common Dreams

"Saving a trillion dollars that could be devoted to preventing pandemics, addressing climate change, or reducing racial and economic injustice is no small matter."


Voices: The Climate Crisis Vs. Military Spending: 10/03/2021

Laurel Briar - The Garden Island

The Climate Crisis is the most-certain and the most-immediate of any of the threats the U.S. faces, including the military.


$21 Trillion For 20 Years Of War: But No Money For Human Infrastructure?: 09/30/2021

John Bachtell - People's World

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the U.S. has spent a mindboggling $21 trillion on foreign and domestic militarization. Meanwhile, the entire Republican Party and a handful of centrist Democrats are trying to block or whittle down a $3.5 trillion human infrastructure bill that covers the next ten years because, they say, ...


Since 9/11, The Us Has Spent $21 Trillion On Militarization: 09/29/2021

Rose Aguilar - KALW Public Radio

Since the 9/11 attacks, the US has spent more than $21 trillion on militarization, surveillance, and repression, all in the name of security, according to the Institute for Policy Studies’ report, State of Insecurity: The Cost of Militarization Since 9/11.


Michael Moore Speaks On American Military Involvement Abroad: 09/27/2021

Mehdi Hasan - MSNBC

NBC’s Mehdi Hasan spoke to Oscar-winning filmmaker Michael Moore about his infamous 2003 Oscar speech, accountability in the ‘War on Terror,’ military spending, and President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan.  


War In Afghanistan Isn’T Over — It’S Taking The Form Of Illegal Drone Strikes: 09/26/2021

Marjorie Cohn - Truthout

A drone flies over the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 31, 2021.


Dems Who Opposed Pentagon Cuts Received Nearly 4x More Donations From Weapons Makers: 09/24/2021

Kenny Stancil - Common Dreams

The latest passage of the NDAA "is particularly strong evidence that Pentagon contractors' interests easily take precedence over national security and the public interest for too many members of Congress," said one critic.


A Parable Of (All-American) Violence: 09/23/2021

Kelly Denton-Borhaug - Tom Dispatch

Accountability and the war of terror.